"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
Students set their reading schedules for reading their memoir books on Friday. This week they will jot twice on their books and meet as a group with me. Their books are to help them see how an author develops a character, story, and theme through the small moment stories s/he tells. I look forward to hearing their discussions.
We continue our realistic fiction writing unit this week. They will begin by deciding which story to show and developing the characters through scene boot camp, collaborating with a writing partner, and exploring how other authors have made their characters come alive when their characters struggle with their motivations and the obstacles they encounter obtaining their goal.
We will continue learning about capitalization and reading another story by Gary Soto to help us understand how he made his character come alive.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com